Eliot and James
Nov24

Eliot and James

get your ears to the tunes of Eliot Bronson’s captivating album James   By Rob Dickens   The Artist Eliot Bronson   The Album James   The Cover   The Release Date August 25, 2017   The Introduction Atlanta-based Americana singer-songwriter Bronson is originally from Baltimore.  Bronson grew up in a religious household – both his father and grandfather were Pentecostal ministers – and found shelter...

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Grant-Lee Phillips goes Counter-Clockwise
Nov20

Grant-Lee Phillips goes Counter-Clockwise

Read about Grant-Lee Phillips new album “WIDDERSHINS”   By Jim Jacob   New Release – WIDDERSHIN ( To proceed counterclockwise) Release date : 23/02/2018 Released through : YEP ROC RECORDS   We at Listening Through The Lens are big fans of Grant-Lee Phillips.  His last album The Narrows (2016) had us doffing our collective hats.  You can read our earlier review HERE. Nashville via California singer...

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Here is Scott Miller With a Little Help From His Female Friends
Nov14

Here is Scott Miller With a Little Help From His Female Friends

Read our review of Scott Miller’s new CD Ladies Auxiliary   By Rob Dickens   The Artist Scott Miller   The Album Ladies Auxiliary   The Cover   The Release Date November 3 2017   The Label F.A.Y. Recordings   The Introduction In the 1990s, Scott Miller was a member of the very vibrant Knoxville TN-based outfit the V-Roys.  The band impressed Steve Earle who signed them to his label E-Squared.  Not...

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Strings and Startling Things
Oct19

Strings and Startling Things

Read our review of Billy Strings’ Turmoil & Tinfoil   By Rob Dickens The Artist Billy Strings The Album Turmoil & Tinfoil The Cover   The Release Date September 22 2017 The Label Apostol Recording Company The Introduction Originally from Kentucky and then Michigan, Billy Strings had so much talent as a child, his fate was sealed.  A fourth-generation prodigy who was practically born into bluegrass, started to...

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Dori Freeman’s Letters Never Read
Sep09

Dori Freeman’s Letters Never Read

Read our review of Dori Freeman’s new release Letters Never Read By Rob Dickens   The Artist Dori Freeman   The Album Letters Never Read   The Cover   The Release Date October 20, 2017   The Introduction Dori Freeman grew up in a family of bluegrass musicians, raised on a diet of Doc Watson and the Louvin Brothers.  Her hometown of Galax, Virginia is steeped in Blue Ridge Mountains/Appalachian music...

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Sarah Carroll’s Star Parade
Sep08

Sarah Carroll’s Star Parade

Read about Sarah Carroll’s new release Star Parade   By Rob Dickens   The Artist Sarah Carroll   The Album Star Parade   The Cover   The Release Date March 2017   The Label Sugarrush Music   The Introduction Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Sarah Carroll has performed at most of Australia’s high-profile festivals over a twenty-five year career.  As well as her solo work, she is a stalwart...

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